The Graded Lexicon of Contemporary English: 5,000 Advanced Words

The Graded Lexicon of Contemporary English: 5,000 Advanced Words

by Gordon (Guoping) Feng, Mark Davies

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Overview

Starting from 1990, Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) picks 20 million words of English text and speech each year, and now contains more than 520 million words. Based on COCA, this series of The Graded Lexicon of Contemporary English offer 6 levels of English vocabulary: Elementary, Intermediate, Upper-intermediate, Advanced, Superior, and Ultimate, grouped in 1,000 words and leading ultimately to 52,000 most frequently-used English words.



4,000 Elementary Words---Corresponding to the vocabulary size of elementary school students

4,000 Intermediate Words---Corresponding to the vocabulary size of middle school students

5,000 Upper-intermediate Words---Corresponding to the vocabulary size of high school students, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT

5,000 Advanced Words---Corresponding to the vocabulary size of college students, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT

12,000 Superior Words---Corresponding to the vocabulary size of graduate students, GRE, GMAT

22,000 Ultimate Words---Corresponding to the vocabulary size of most extensive readers

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157395971
Publisher: Transnational Academic Exchange Service
Publication date: 04/28/2017
Series: The Graded Lexicon of Contemporary English , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 430 KB

About the Author

Gordon (Guoping) Feng obtained his MA in Linguistics from Northwestern Polytechnical University, PhD in Comparative Education from East China Normal University, MA in International Studies from University of Washington (Seattle). He was a lecturer of English at Shanghai University for 15 years before moving to University of Rochester, pursuing his PhD in Higher Education (for a year). He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham (UK), and a visiting scholar at Department of Sociology, Columbia University.



Mark Davies is professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. He has created many of the largest corpora in the world: Corpus of Historical American English (COHA, 400 million words from 1810 to 2009), Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA, 520 million words and ongoing from 1990 to the present), Wikipedia Corpus (1.9 billion words), NOW Corpus (News on the Web, 2.8 billion+ words from 2010 to now).

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